Zagora Meteorite

Zagora Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Zagora
  • Year Discovered: 1987
  • Approximate Recovery Location: 9582+M2 Zagora, Morocco
  • Precise Recovery Location: (30.36667, -5.85)
  • Mass: 50000 grams
  • Classification: Iron, IAB-ung
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Zagora Meteorite

The Zagora meteorite was discovered in 1987. It was recovered in 9582+M2 Zagora, Morocco (30.36667, -5.85). It has a mass of 50000 grams.

Zagora is considered a “Valid” meteorite. “Valid” meteorites are typical meteorites with average weathering, while “relict” meteorites are those that have been extremely altered, either due to weathering over time or human intervention.

Zagora’s official classification is Iron, IAB-ung. The classification “Iron, IAB-ung” refers to an iron meteorite that belongs to the IAB complex but doesn’t fit into any of the known subgroups within this complex. Iron meteorites are primarily composed of iron and nickel and formed from molten material. The IAB complex encompasses various groups, and “IAB-ung” designates those meteorites that don’t neatly fit into these defined subgroups.

The Zagora meteorite is a “Found” meteorite. Meteorites are classified as “falls” if they were observed falling and recovered, while “finds” are those discovered later, often weathered by longer exposure to Earth’s environment and without a record of being seen as they fell.

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Last Updated: 1/18/24

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